Reasons to live and keep practicing medicine in South Africa


1. More bang for your buck

Let’s see how Johannesburg compares:

  • Consumer prices are 44.09% lower than in London.
  • Rent prices are 75.13% lower than in London.
  • Restaurant prices are 51.68% lower than in London.
  • Groceries prices are 39.36% lower than in London.

2. Exceptional private healthcare

South Africa’s private healthcare is on par with any of the best in Europe and the United States. The hospitals, staff, and care given are first class, with plenty of medical aid schemes to choose from.

Here’s something you might not know – people from all across the world opt to come to South Africa for plastic surgery each year, not only due to the outstanding quality of our plastic surgeons but also because of the favourable exchange rate.

3. Awards, awards, and more awards

South Africa, its cities, and its citizens win plenty of international awards each year.

4. Our people

South Africans are known around the world as some of the friendliest, most welcoming people in the world. You’ll always be greeted with a smile and a helping hand will be extended whenever you need it.

5. Fantastic weather and no natural disasters!

6. Our national treasures

We have many differences, but some things bind all South Africans together – a ‘lekker’ braai, tucking into bunny chow, supporting the Boks and the Proteas, sharing biltong and a gatsby, watching the Comrades and the Cape Town Cycle Tour, disagreeing over where you can find the best koeksisters and vetkoek, as well as legends like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Caster Semenya, AB de Villiers, Wayde van Niekerk, Desmond Tutu, Benni McCarthy, Johnny Clegg and Pieter-Dirk Uys.

And let’s face it – where else in the world can you buy newspapers, sunglasses, hats, fruit, flowers and cell phone chargers at a traffic light?

So keep on doing what you’re doing and do it well!

DPMS will keep on managing your practice towards effectivity and profitability.

Credit to the author of the original article.